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Drownings and near-drownings are always tragic, and fire departments throughout Arizona make an annual effort to highlight pool, lake and canal safety to prevent these events from occurring. At Central Arizona Project (CAP), the safety of our employees, neighbors and wildlife along the CAP canal system is always among our highest priorities.


This week, CAP hosted Stakeholder Workshops to discuss the Drought Contingency Plan. The Lower Colorado Basin DCP is a proposal currently under consideration that aims to protect Lake Mead’s elevation from dropping to critical levels. It specifies voluntary reductions for each of the Lower Basin states – Arizona, California and Nevada – in order to protect the water in Lake Mead. Lake Mead water levels are important because they determine whether a shortage is declared on the Colorado River.


Earlier this year, Central Arizona Project (CAP) and the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) hosted, for the second year in a row, a Colorado River shortage update. CAP and ADWR presented the latest information about the near-term outlook for the river and how Arizona can keep the river out of shortage in 2017. The update also featured a look at what needs to happen going forward to protect Lake Mead, the reservoir that supplies Arizona, Nevada, California and Mexico.

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